The Aldine I.S.D. school board requires that each student enrolled in Accelerated or G.T. history/social studies complete a major research project for National History Day (NHD) in the fall semester. The purpose of National History Day is to improve the teaching and learning of history in American schools. NHD is a meaningful way for students to study historical issues, ideas, people and events by engaging in historical research. When studying history through historical research, students practice critical inquiry: asking questions of significance, time and place.
As part of this project, students will have the opportunity to attend after school workshops where they will be taught the knowledge and skills required to create a successful NHD project. These workshops are not required but HIGHLY recommended for optimal success. These afterschool workshops will begin meeting every Wednesday and Thursday from 4:30-5:30 beginning October 5, 2011 with Ms. Davis-Cook and Mr. Meeks. Parents will be required to pick up their child by 5:30 at the front of the school. Along with attending after school workshops, students will be required to meet and present information on specific due dates (see schedule below) to show overall progress towards project completion.
-Ms. Cynthia Davis-Cook, Mr. Rick Meeks, and Mrs. Beth Lyman
National History Day Chair, Rayford Intermediate
Important Dates for 2011-2012
After school workshops start Wednesday and Thursday, October 5, 2011
and continue every following Wednesday and Thursday until project completion.
|Dates |Events |
|September 28, 2011 |History Fair Parent Meeting at Rayford Intermediate Room 514 5:30 – 6:30 |
|October 3, 2011...